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    NYB: Gift Giving for Equestrians

    By: Madelyn Gibbs Christmas is right around the corner and for many of us, who spend all of their money on horses, gift giving can be a tedious task. However, equestrians also have lots of people to thank during the holiday season! Here are a couple things you can do this season to thank the people who help you the most without breaking the bank. Offer grooming services at an upcoming horse show. This one is super easy, and almost everyone can do it. When you have a friend or trainer that needs help at a show, offer to step in! It’s a fun way to make memories and give…

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    NYB: Riding During the Holidays

    By: Emily Harris The holidays are a very special time of the year, one that many people look forward to. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we have had to work around all kinds of difficulties. But if you still want to do something this holiday season to make it special, here are some tips to manage your time! Brainstorm and Get Creative Now this is the first step to enjoying your holidays and this is what makes them fun!! Personalize the season to fit you. You may even create new family traditions! Try new holiday colors, stuff stockings for your horses, dress up yourself and your horse in creative…

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    NYB: Creating Your Own Equine First Aid Kit

    By: Grace Mitchinson The equine first aid kit is undoubtedly one of the most important things to have as a rider and Pony Club member. From routinely checking vitals to wound care, your first aid kit will have the tools necessary to treat your horse for any minor ailment. But where should you start? Creating your own equine first aid kit can seem daunting, but here are some tips to help you get started. Start with a sturdy bin. It’s important that your vet kit is large enough to hold all of the required items, and is sturdy enough to last and keep all of your equipment inside clean and…

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    Success Story from an H-A

    A longtime, nearly a lifetime, goal has come to fruition: I am now an H-A! That orange felt represents that I'm an H-A member of USPC. I passed the oral knowledge test for this level back in 2007. Fourteen years and three attempts later, I passed the B riding to make it a complete H-A, as Willy and I danced in the sand at Second-Level Dressage to complete the B dressage testing. It was a lot of work, but so worth the journey and end result!

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    NYB: National Youth Board Member Spotlight: Emily H.

    Hi There! My name is Emily H. I am a member of the Roanoke Valley Pony Club in the Old Dominion Region. I am a C-2 HM and C-1 Western, but I also have certifications in Dressage, Hunt Seat, and Eventing. I am currently working towards my HB and C-2 riding certifications. I am very active in my region. I compete in rallies (which are TONS of fun), volunteer at shows, and sit as Chair of my region’s Regional Youth Council.  Ever since joining Pony Club in January of 2017, I had dreamed of being an NYB member with hopes to further serve my Pony Club community. And my dream…

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    NYB: Say Hello to No Stirrup November

    By: Emily Harris It is finally November, which means we are getting very close to the end of the year. There are so many things to look forward to, but every equestrian knows what the month of November means. I am pretty sure it has been forgotten who started No Stirrups November in the first place, but it has impacted riders across the nation. In preparation for “No Stirrup November” we want to share some tips with you to make sure that you are prepared and ready to go stirrupless when you go to take up the challenge. Tip 1: Wear Comfortable Clothes. Wearing comfortable clothes while going stirrupless is…

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